Best Pro Termite Treatment Cost

How much does a Termite Treatment Cost?

It should cost less to treat your home than it does to paint it. If it doesn’t, your painter is working too cheap or your termite company is charging too much. Termite treatments are a once or twice in a lifetime problem for most of us. Do you know what price is a good price? Since no exact cost will be determined until your structure is inspected and measured by a Termite Company. Termite treatment cost considerations include which type of treatment you choose, the type of guaranty you select, the size of your home, and which type of foundation your home has. Shopping price only has the potential of leaving you disappointed with the finished product. There is much more for you to consider when you shop for a termite treatment and a termite company to do it.

image -coulpe sitting figuring termite treatment costBusiness Factors in Termite Treatment Cost

Just like any business, a lot goes into a company’s overhead expenses when they offer termite treatments, so the same or similar termite treatment cost will vary from company to company. Here’s a list of some of the factors used in figuring the cost of providing this termite treatment service to you and your property. I’m sure I’ve left something out, but you get the idea. It’s expensive to run a Termite Co. The lower the price the fewer of these expenses may be offered. For example; If you have a problem with the treatment or something at your home is damaged during treatment, you may be happier with a larger termite company that carries better insurance instead of the lower required amount, or one that carries no insurance at all. Termite treatments done by a professional must be done according to state and federal regulations for your satisfaction and protection. That’s where good training comes into play. Many states require pest control techs to be certified or registered, not all states require testing for their pest control techs. A registered or certified employee would make a higher salary in most states.

  • Cost of chemical or bait,
  • Equipment, supplies and upkeep,
  • Labor and training,
  • Sales commission,
  • Business expenses, staff and office supplies, [larger companies need more in-house staff, so smaller companies have the advantage here.]
  • Insurances [now including Obama Care for larger companies]
  • Licenses and Taxes,

How to Figure Your Termite Treatment Cost

What is a linear foot? Termite Companies base their post-treatment prices using linear feet (Ln. Ft.). This is the distance measured in ft. around  foundation perimeter of your home, for pricing. Most termite companies have an established price per linear foot use this number to multiply by the number of Ln. Feet. Here’s is how to get a ballpark price for a subterranean termite treatment for your home. Measure the distance in feet around your home’s foundation. This will give you the total linear feet. Each linear foot requires a specific amount of termiticide to be applied, so the bigger the house the more chemical cost involved. A good average termite company price might be $4.00 to $7.50 per Ln. ft.

It should become clear after reading this that Do-It-Yourself Termite Treatments using the same products the pros use may be an option for some homeowners. Read more about DIY Termite Treatment. Not all structures are recommended for doing it yourself termite treatments but most are. Both examples for a house with 240 Ln. Ft.

Termite Company Treatment Example :: 240 Ln. ft. x $5.00 per Ln. ft. = $1,200 for the treatment.
DIY Example Comparison:: same 240 Ln. Ft. x .84 cents per Ln. ft. (Termidor cost based on $50 per bottle) = $201.60 for the treatment.

When you have a termite company treat your home you will receive a guaranty against future infestations and an annual inspection. When you do it yourself you don’t receive a guaranty and you have to inspect your own house every year.

DIY Saves You Money; if you are willing to do the work. Click to see how it’s done. Figures for termite treatment cost will be higher or lower depending on:

  • You’re geographical location
  • Which treatment type you choose (repellent, non-repellent, or bait system)
  • The Type of Guaranty you select,
  • And which Termite Company you call, large companies usually have more overhead expenses. etc.

Also, figure in the cost of your annual renewal. Ballpark – between $100 and $200 per year should be about right.

Ask the price per linear foot to treat your home.

Termite Treatment Cost For Pre-Construction

Building a new structure? A workshop or a storage shed or a garage? You will need to treat the foundation before pouring concrete floors or footings. This charge is almost always figured by how many square feet in a structure. Or if your structure is small there is generally a minimum charge. A good average price might be $.20 to $.45 per SQ. ft. Example: a garage measures 30 feet by 40 feet = 1200 SQ. ft x $.30 per Sq. ft. = $360 for the treatment. This is a ballpark figure to help you understand how the pricing process works. Figures will be higher or lower depending on:

  • Which treatment type you choose (repellent, non-repellent, or bait system)
  • The Type of Guaranty you select,
  • And which Termite Company you call, large companies usually have more overhead expenses.

Also, figure in the cost of your annual renewal. Ballpark – between $100 and $200 should be about right.

Don’t Be In A Hurry, Termites Eat Slow

  • Get 3 written estimates on any termite work, and
  • if you are not familiar with the company ask for references.
  • A good recommendation from a neighbor is usually the sign of a good solid Termite Company and a satisfied customer.
  • Always ask for a written estimate on any work to be done. So later you can make comparisons on treatment specs, guarantees, as well as price.
  • Never shop on price alone! This is never the best idea. Compare and discuss what each company is offering for their price quote.

Termite M.D. tipDon’t be in a hurry. Termites eat slow and take a good amount of time to do real damage. You have time to make an informed decision. If this article was helpful please do the social thing below. It helps me. And please feel free to make appropriate comments below, maybe you had a poor experience you would like to share. Thank you.

There’s a lot more to consider if you have termites or suspect you have a termite infestation, or if you’d just like to prevent a termite infestation before one gets started. Click around a see how much you can learn about dealing with termites here, and termite treatment cost at TermiteMD. Read More

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  1. It is awesome to know all these facts. Living in Southern California… termites have always been a problem around the neighborhood with a lot of wooden structures and frames!

    Your shared wisdom is greatly appreciated!

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